Ichiban Sushi & Hibachi, first announced in October, opened at 133 S. Steele St. on Monday, according to a sign on the window.

The space has been empty since mid-2020, when Cooper’s Restaurant and Wine Room closed permanently. The space was previously home to the Steele Pig, and before that, Bella Bistro.

Ichiban is owned by the same people who have owned Ichiban Bistro in Chocowinity, North Carolina for the past several years.

Click here for the restaurant’s full menu, and leave a comment about your experience after you’ve made a visit.